Climate change

Adaptation

Asean-India vow to tackle climate change and price volatility

India and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) nations on Friday agreed to jointly work to mitigate the challenges of climate change, enhance livelihood opportunities through agro- forestry, exchange farm machineries and develop heterotic rice hybrids.Keep reading ...

LiveMint Reporter

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents internally migrate due to climate change: researches

Climate change is costing people their livelihoods, leading to an internal migration crisis in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, studies have shown. The Mekong Delta is a tremendous area of over 3.9 million hectares, famed for its fertility and contribution to domestic and global ...

Tuoitre News Reporter

Climate change impacts worsen in Mekong Delta

The environment in Mekong Delta is severely being affected by hasher natural disasters, water pollution and natural resources depletion, said a scholar.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Cold snap envelops parts of Asia

Tropical South-east Asia has not been spared the wintry chills. Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia have been enveloped by an unexpectedly cold front, which descended from China last week.Keep reading ...

Lee Seok Hwai

Rapid Decline in Tonle Sap Raises Alarms For Key Southeast Asian Fishery

Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, a lake known as the country’s “beating heart,” faces a more rapid decline than previously estimated, according to a new study. Experts say that urgent countermeasures are needed to save Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, which has served Cambodia for millennia. Millions ...

Dan Southerland

Orphaned Myanmar elephants blanketed against cold

When an unexpectedly cold front from China descended on parts of Southeast Asia this past week, people in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia bundled up in coats to stave off the region’s unusual weather. But what’s an elephant to do?Keep reading ...

The Bangkok Post Reporter

Mekong Delta needs various financial resources to tackle climate change

As State funding is insufficient, it is necessary to mobilise other resources, especially from the international community, businesses and non-governmental organisations, to help the Mekong Delta cope with climate change. Secretary General and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Don Tuan Phong ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Drastic reduction in sediment flows in Mekong River much faster and larger than expected, new study shows

A new study shows that sediment transport and deposition in the Mekong River have been drastically altered due in part to infrastructure development, riverbed mining, land use change, and climate change. The Mekong region is experiencing rapid economic growth. Although the social and environmental effects ...

UNESCO

Mekong Delta farmers find opportunity in climate change

Local farmers in the Mekong Delta Tra Vinh Province have turned challenges, triggered by climate change, into opportunities to earn money.[] The Mekong Delta, home to more than 17 million people and the Vietnam’s most important agricultural region, is facing threats due to climate change.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

From crowdfunding platforms to drones, chatbots, and artificial intelligence, emerging startups in ASEAN are leveraging on their existing technologies and business models to solve the region’s most urgent problems through a competition called “Startups to the Resque.”[] According to the 2016 World Risk Index by the United ...

Joie Cruz

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